Video Game Violence Once United Political Parties. Why Is It A Partisan Issue Now?

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Ian Bogost, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was recently interviewed by Georgia Public Broadcasting in a segment entitled “Video Game Violence Once United Political Parties. Why Is It A Partisan Issue Now?”

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In the aftermath of mass shootings, debate over why these massacres keep happening — and how to fix them — bubbles up again. And, after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump again pointed to mental illness and violent video games.

Politicians singling out video games for inspiring violence isn't new. (Nor is the research debunking this connection.) In the past, however, moral outrage and blame came from both sides of the political aisle. Now, a recent article in The Atlantic argues that the topic has become an increasingly partisan issue.

Read the full story here.

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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  • Created On: Aug 21, 2019 - 12:17pm
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